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Do You Get Sick Often?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by kers, Sep 16, 2007.

Do you get sick often?

  1. I don't get sick any more often than other people.

    43 vote(s)
  2. I get sick a little more often than other people.

    25 vote(s)
  3. I am sick much more often than other people.

    64 vote(s)
  1. kers

    kers I'm a VIP

    I find that I am sick quite frequently--colds and chest infections, mostly. Every few weeks I come down with something and spend a week or more recovering. I have read that the hypervigilance that comes with PTSD can also lead to a weakened immune system. I wonder whether anyone else has this problem.
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  3. anthony

    anthony Silently Watching Founder

    I found I did used to be that way when my PTSD was quite uncontrolled, though nowadays I am not sick typically... even less that most I could say.
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  4. nie

    nie Wishing for wings to fly. Premium Member Donated

    I do not think that I am sick more than others. However, I do get headaches quite frequently.
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  5. becvan

    becvan Queen of the Blunt! Premium Member

    I voted I am much more sick than others. Between the IB issues, lack of being able to eat, migraines, muscle pain and back pain.. pfft..

    I look forward to the day I can kick it down a few notches.

  6. nor

    nor Well-Known Member

    Yes, I have always been the "sickly one" of the family. Either with minor colds or serious unexplained bleeding for a year. Once our son came along, the major illnesses lessened up, but I still find myself getting extremely ill with flus (even though I get a flu shot), and stomache disorders. Headaches/Migraines are a commonstance. I have had all kinds of tests in the past for my comprimised immune system, but nothing comes up. After reading about ptsd, it looks like I may finally be onto something.

  7. Awakening

    Awakening Well-Known Member

    I never used to get sick or have pain but now the last 12 months have been the worst. Mainly stomach upsets or head/neck pain.
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  8. batgirl

    batgirl I'm a VIP

    I voted yes. I mean obviously because I have cancer, and heart and lung problems too, I am going to be much sicker than most just by definition. But I wasn't sick at all before the trauma, I was very healthy. So I can't help feeling they are at least indirectly related.
  9. Marlene

    Marlene I'm a VIP Premium Member

    I voted I don't get sick more than others. Which is a little funny considering I've been down with the flu for the past three days (today's recovery day). But I haven't had the flu in three years. Last year when almost everyone in my office had a nasty head cold that was going around, I didn't get it.

    Now I will say that when my symptoms kick up, I have a lot of fatigue, tiredness, etc. and I call that being ill. Difference I can push through and keep going through most symptoms. Stubborness or I'm just too damn dumb to stop and lie down? I don't know which. When I'm sick...I'm going no where but to bed.

  10. 2quilt

    2quilt I'm a VIP

    I'm always sick because I am physically disabled with multiple illnesses, a rare disease which causes other symptoms, and PTSD and depression. Several of my separate illnesses cause chronic pain, which feeds the depression and PTSD, which cycles the pain. I am just a joy.
    I can't figure out how to post to the poll.
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  11. hodge

    hodge I'm a VIP Premium Member Donated

    I wasn't sure whether to vote for a little more often or much more often, so I didn't vote. But I do get sick rather often. I've been more or less like this all my life, even though I generally eat healthily and exercise. I've been borderline type I diabetic all my life, which means an already weakened immune system. I usually catch most anything going around. But the ptsd has made it worse, because of the physical symptoms it creates - nausea, fatigue, headaches. Maybe I'm in denial about how often I get sick. Better go vote "much more often" :)
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  12. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    plenty of stress related illness here unfortunately...IBS, migraine, tinnitus, nausea, infections, colds and so on.
  13. Somber_Resplendence

    Somber_Resplendence New Member

    To be fair, I've always been fairly sick frequently...but I believe that since the PTSD kicked in, my immune system is much weaker, and I've even been hospitalized and had to have surgery for a medical issue I directly attribute to the trauma...I also have severe and chronic pain that I attribute to the Trauma...
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